Nonsurgical rhinoplasty is also called liquid rhinoplasty. Done in the comfort of our office, the procedure consists of injecting a filler ingredient, such as hyaluronic acid, underneath your skin to temporarily change the structure of your nose.
This procedure is ideal for people who want to smooth bumps in the nose, make it look less angular, or are worried about high risk and recovery time, but are not ready for a permanent solution.
Plastic surgeons consider this type of rhinoplasty as one that is more efficient and safer than surgery, though there are possible side effects, like redness. Compared to a surgical rhinoplasty, it should be noted, however, that for most people these results are not permanent. The filler ingredient settles into where it’s injected under your skin layers and holds its shape. Depending on your skin, desired results, and the filler ingredient used, the change in your nose appearance has been known to last anywhere from 4 months to 3 years.
When you visit Blue Illusion for your rhinoplasty, the doctor will discuss the desired results with you and may administer a topical anesthetic so you don’t feel pain. After this, you will lie down with your face tilted up so that they can administer injections into the cartilage. Applying pressure, you might feel a slight pinching.
The whole process can take from 15 minutes or less to 45 minutes.